LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Industry veteran Cara Donatto has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Head of Media Strategy and Communications for Interscope Geffen A&M Records (IGA).
In her new role, Donatto, who reports to IGA Chairman and CEO, John Janick and Vice Chairman, Steve Berman, will oversee communications strategy and execution for Interscope Geffen A&M and its associated labels, in addition to managing the publicity team and the company’s diverse roster of artists.
Most recently, Donatto served as Senior Vice President, Publicity at Atlantic Records where she spearheaded media campaigns for global superstars including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe and Missy Elliot. Prior to her tenure at Atlantic, Donatto served as Director of Media & Artist Relations at Island Def Jam Records, where she developed media strategies for a multitude of the label’s top recording artists, soundtracks and compilations. She began her career in magazine publishing as Manager of Publicity for Vibe and Spin magazines.
Commenting on the appointment, Janick said: “I’ve known Cara for many years now and have seen firsthand what a powerful force she is in navigating the media and advocating for her artists. She is an important addition to our executive team.”
Berman added: “This role is integral to the artist development that is at the foundation of everything we do. Cara has shown time and again how her savvy approach to nurturing artists helps to build long lasting careers. We’re thrilled to have her join us at IGA.”
Donatto said: “John, Steve and Joie Manda have built IGA into one of the most creative and culturally important companies in music. I’m excited to join their executive team, and I look forward to working with the diverse and groundbreaking artists at IGA.”
Donatto will be based out of Interscope Geffen A&M headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.